Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)

Napa Valley College EOPS

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Welcome to Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)

What is EOPS?

EOPS is a state-funded program established by the California Legislature in 1969 to address the issues of equal access to quality education (SB 164, Alquist). The over-all intention of EOPS is the one of "extending the opportunities for the community college education to all who may profit thereof, regardless of economic, social and educational status." The legislation encourages the state's community colleges to develop programs and services "over, above, and in addition to" regular college programs and services, in order to increase attendance by historically underrepresented students, and enhance their success in college. . .and hopefully beyond. Simply put EOPS assists program participants in reaching their educational goals through academic support and financial assistance.

EOPS at Napa Valley College

EOPS at Napa Valley College is a state-funded program that provides support services to eligible students. Whether you are interested in obtaining job skills, an occupational certificate, an associate degree, or transferring to a four-year institution, our knowledgeable and caring staff can provide extra encouragement, support, and guidance to help you realize your goal(s).

An education is priceless. Remember, as Cesar Chavez said, "You can not uneducate a person."  Don't just assume you won't qualify, take the next step and apply today!!

EOPS Programs and Services

  • Counseling; including academic, financial aid, scholarship, personal, and career
  • Book Voucher Program 
  • Priority Registration
  • Transfer Assistance
  • Coordination with other academic support services on campus